San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical
neighborhood in downtown San Diego, California. The area is most popular
for its quaint restaurants, art studios and shops.
The Gaslamp Quarter extends from Broadway
to Harbor Drive, and from 4th to 6th Avenue. It covers 16 1/2 blocks.
The entire Gaslamp Quarter includes 94 historic buildings, most of which
were constructed in the Victorian Era. The buildings are still in use
with active tenants including well known restaurants, shops and
The Quarter is home to many events and
festivals, including Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, Taste of Gaslamp and
ShamROCK, a (St. Patrick's Day) event. PETCO Park, home of the San Diego
Padres is located one block away in downtown San Diego's East Village.
The San Diego Convention Center is also nearby.
The Gaslamp Quarter's development began in
1867. Alonzo Horton bought the land to create a new city center that
was closer to the bay. He chose 5th Avenue as its main street.
After a period of urban decay, the
neighborhood underwent urban renewal in the 1980s and 1990s, and is
today an energetic business and entertainment district. (wikipedia: San Diego Gaslamp Quarter)
13th Annual THE MILLER LITE shamROCK 2008
Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA – It’s lucky
number 13 at San Diego’s greenest block party, that’s right, it’s the
13th Annual Miller Lite shamROCK 2008 presented by Jameson and the
On St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17th,
2008 from 4:00 p.m. until midnight, the Gaslamp Quarter will once again
be transformed into the rolling hills of Ireland, thanks to over 40,000
square feet of green Astroturf. Come practice your hottest jig at the
coolest emerald party this side of Dublin and with two stages of live
entertainment, you’re sure to find your “Erin Go Bragh”.
shamROCK-n-roll at the main stage with live
bands featuring everything from traditional Irish music with step
dancers to Irish Punk Rock with the headliner Young Dubliners. If
feeling the beat is more your style, head over to the DJ stage where
live DJ’s will put you in the groove. shamROCK has long been
famous for it’s authentic and festive revelry, and this year is no
There will be amazing Irish fayre from the
Field, haute libations from Jameson Irish Whisky and Miller Lite will
have enough green beer on tap to quench the thirst of all ye Irish lads
Once again, this year’s event will be
located on “F” street between 5th and 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue between F
and G Street, in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the
door and your wristband into shamROCK will also get you in and out
privileges as well as no cover and food and drink specials at dozens of
the Gaslamp Quarters hottest nightclubs and restaurants.
Be sure to get your tickets early because shamROCK sells out every year.
For additional information, or to purchase tickets please contact McFarlane Promotions at 619.233.5008 or visit www.gaslampquarter.org or www.myspace.com/gaslampshamrock.
You’ll find so much more than just four leaf clovers at shamROCK 2008 so get down here and get lucky!.